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Overall 13%
Goods & Services 4%
Housing 35%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects 2022 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.
The cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. For example, if the cost of living is 90, then it is 10% lower than average. If the cost of living is 110, then it is 10% higher than average. The breakdown for each index is as follows: goods & services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). If the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used.
IndexBellaireMichiganNational
Cost of living8789100
Goods & Services9794100
Groceries9191100
Health care9595100
Housing6574100
Transportation105102100
Utilities97102100

Key findings

  • The cost of living in Bellaire is 2% lower than the Michigan average
  • The cost of living in Bellaire is 13% lower than the national average
  • Bellaire housing is 35% lower than the national average
  • Michigan general sales tax is 18% higher than the national average
  • Michigan state income tax is 72% higher than the national average

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      Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

      Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
      Owners$46,731$3,894$1,090$1,402
      Renters$26,964$2,247$629$809

      Michigan Sales Tax

      StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
      Michigan6%6%

      Michigan Income Tax

      StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
      Michigan4.25%4.25%

      Goods & Services

      ItemBellaireNational avg.Difference
      Haircut $13.13$20.2735.2%
      Beauty Salon $21.31$40.3947.3%
      Toothpaste $2.39$2.361.4%
      Shampoo $0.94$1.0812.7%
      Movie $12.38$10.9912.6%
      Bowling $15.50$15.490.1%

      Groceries

      ItemBellaireNational avg.Difference
      Ground Beef $4.30$4.300.1%
      Fried Chicken $1.19$1.4014.7%
      Milk $1.79$2.2018.7%
      Potatoes $2.46$3.2223.7%
      Pizza $9.74$10.749.3%
      Beer $8.62$9.6010.2%

      Health Care

      ItemBellaireNational avg.Difference
      Optometrist $72.11$109.7334.3%
      Doctor $176.50$118.3449.1%
      Dentist $81.33$100.9419.4%
      Ibuprofen $9.33$9.936.1%
      Lipitor $343.24$469.5326.9%

      Housing

      ItemBellaireNational avg.Difference
      Home Price $122,000.00$184,700.0033.9%
      Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,029.41$1,229.6216.3%
      Apartment Rent $608.00$949.0035.9%

      Transportation

      ItemBellaireNational avg.Difference
      Gasoline $2.56$2.715.5%
      Tire Balancing $62.99$51.8621.5%

      Utilities

      ItemBellaireNational avg.Difference
      All Electricity$164.01$170.844.0%
      Phone $182.84$187.182.3%
      Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

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      East Jordan, MI2,3358218.4%
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      Bellaire, MI8778712.7%

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      Bellaire, MI8778712.7%
      Source: This data reflects 2021 and was released from C2ER in January, 2022; this is the most current data available.